New privet hedge plants

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    Bambino129 Apprentice Gardener

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    It looks like sooty mould, the black coating.
    I'm thinking you have probably had a lot of sap sucking insects on the plants all the summer..

    Possibly scale insect, although aphids are also possible.
     
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    Thanks for reply Pete so do you think I should do something to prevent
    cheers for reply Pete I'll investigate this further
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Possibly a bit late this year, but I would spray with a systemic insecticide.
    It might stop re-infestation next year.

    Have a close look at the shoots, the kind of scale insect I'm thinking of is like sticky yellow blobs that you can wipe off the stems.
    Tried to take a picture of one of my citrus plants with scale insect.DSC01996.JPG
     
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